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Author’s Note:

!FRONT COVER thumbWhat kind of obsessive-compulsive person catalogs over 400 two-chord songs, then carefully selects the cream of the crop and painstakingly typesets 157 of them to publish in a single volume? That would be me, a self-proclaimed music nerd and ukulele enthusiast.

Why would I spend months doing such a thing? I spend a lot of time teaching people to play the ukulele, and two-chord songs are great for a lot of things:

  • Introducing basic chord pairs
  • Hammering the transition between those pairs
  • Teaching chord relationships
  • Training the ear to hear these relationships
  • Gaining practice in transposing songs
  • A feeling of accomplishment for beginners
  • A jumping off point for intermediate players to begin embellishing chords
  • A blank slate for advanced players to begin working on chord substitutions and arranging
  • A safe place for players of all levels to jam

So, whether you’re new to the uke or a veteran player, this book is for you. I hope you’ll visit http://j.mp/UkulelePlayYouTube and subscribe to follow along as I explore many of these wonderful songs and some of the various things you can do with them.

Enjoy!
TITAN M
a.k.a. M. Ryan Taylor

Contents : By Topic

AMERICANA & HISTORICAL
Bought me a Cat
Bound for the Promised Land
Buffalo Gals
Chickalileo
Cotton Eye Joe
Darling Cory
Doodle Dandy
Down in the Valley
Freedom Train
Hymn for Nations
I’ll Sell My Hat
I’m Gonna Sing
In Wisdom’s Lovely
Pleasant Ways
Jerry
John Henry
Little Birdie
Mary Ann
No More, My Lord
Old Joe Clark
Old Stewball
Polly Wolly Doodle
Rockin’ By the Baby
Rocky Mountain
Santy Anno
Shady Grove
Shortnin’ Bread
Simple Gifts
Sinner Man
Skip to my Lou
Springfield Mountain
Streets of Laredo, The
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Tom Dooley
Train’s Off the Track
Ut Queant Laxis
Welcome Here
Wondrous Love
Yellow Rose of Texas, The

AROUND THE WORLD
Arirang
Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
Four White Horses
Land of the Silver Birch
Lukey’s Boat
Mary Ann
My Paddle’s Keen and Bright
Ode to Joy
Shalom Chaverim
She Moved Through the Fair
Shoheen Sho
Sosban Fach : Little Pot
Stewball
Sweet Molly Malone
Wild Mountain Thyme, The

LOVERS
Are Ye Sleeping Maggie?
Arirang
Black is the Color
Buffalo Gals
Clementine
Cocky Robin
Cotton Eye Joe
Darling Cory
Down in the Valley
Green Bushes
I’ll Sell My Hat
Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
Little Birdie
Long, Long Ago
Love Somebody
Love will Find Out a Way
My Bonny Boy
My Horses Ain’t Hungry
Pretty Little Miss
Reuban and Rachel
Shady Grove
She Moved Through the Fair
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Time I’ve Lost in Wooing, The
Train’s Off the Track
Walking on the Green Grass
Water is Wide, The
Wild Mountain Thyme, The
Yellow Rose of Texas, The

CHILDREN
Ah, Poor Bird
Black Socks
Bluebird, Bluebird
Bought me a Cat
Bow Belinda
By’m Bye
Chickalileo
Cocky Robin
Down by the Station
Fair Rosa
Farmer in the Dell, The
Fire Engines
Four White Horses
Ghost of John, The
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Grand Old Duke of York, The
I Went to the Pictures Tomorrow
I’m Gonna Sing
Itsy Bitsy Spider
I’ve Been to Harlem
I’ve Got a Car, It’s Made of Tin
Land of the Silver Birch
Little Johnny Brown
London Bridge
Love Somebody
Mactavish is Dead
Mamalama
Maria’s Gone
Mary Had a Little Lamb
More We Get Together, The
My Aunt Came Back
My Paddle’s Keen and Bright
My Zuzette
Oats and Beans
Old, Old Shack
One, Two, Three Alairy
Peter Rabbit
Poor Little Kitty Cat
Reuban and Rachel
Rosy Apple, Lemon and a Pear
Samba Lele
Skim, Skim, Skim
Skin and Bones
Sosban Fach : Little Pot
Sweet Potatoes
Telephone Song, The
Ten Little Indians
Throw it Out the Window
Where, Oh Where Has
My Little Dog Gone?
Who Did Swallow Jonah?
Who’s That?

EERIE & MORBID
Ah, Poor Bird
Are Ye Sleeping Maggie?
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Clementine
Cocky Robin
Darling Cory
Ghost of John, The
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Jerry
Mactavish is Dead
Mary Golden Tree, The
She Moved Through the Fair
Sinner Man
Skin and Bones
Sometimes I Feel Like
a Motherless Child
Springfield Mountain
Streets of Laredo, The
Sweet Molly Malone
Three Blind Mice
Tom Dooley
Walking on the Green Grass

SPIRITUALS & HYMNS
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
Bound for the Promised Land
By an’ By
Go Down Moses
Good News
He’s Got the Whole World
Hymn for Nations
I’m Gonna Sing
In Wisdom’s Lovely
Pleasant Ways
Jacob’s Ladder
Joshua Fought
the Battle of Jericho
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Let me Fly
Mary and Martha
No More, My Lord
Nobody Knows
the Trouble I’ve Seen
Ode to Joy
Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep
Old Arks’s A-Moverin’
Palms of Victory
Rock of Ages
Rock-a My Soul
Simple Gifts
Sinner Man
Sometimes I Feel Like
a Motherless Child
Trampin’
Ut Queant Laxis
Wade in the Water
When the Train Comes Along
Wondrous Love

NONSENSE
Black Socks
Buffalo Gals
Clementine
Cotton Eye Joe
Grand Old Duke of York, The
Haul on the Bowlin’
Hurrah for the Cook
I Went to the Pictures Tomorrow
I’ll Sell My Hat
I’ve Got a Car, It’s Made of Tin
Love Somebody
Lukey’s Boat
Mary Ann
More We Get Together, The
Old Joe Clark
Old, Old Shack
One, Two, Three Alairy
Polly Wolly Doodle
Pretty Little Miss
Reuban and Rachel
Rockin’ By the Baby
Samba Lele
Shortnin’ Bread
Skip to my Lou
Sosban Fach : Little Pot
Sweet Betsy from Pike
There was an Old Fellow
Throw it Out the Window
Time I’ve Lost in Wooing, The
Who Did Swallow Jonah?

ROUNDS
Ah, Poor Bird
Down by the Station
Freedom Train
Here’s a Health
Kaeru No Uta (Frog Song)
Kookabura
List to the Bells
Little Tom Tinker
Make New Friends
My Paddle’s Keen and Bright
Oh, How Lovely is the Evening
One May Begin
Orchestra, The
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Shalom Chaverim
Sing, Sing Together
There was an Old Fellow
Three Blind Mice
We Thank Thee for Our Daily Bread

GAMES & DANCES
Bluebird, Bluebird
Bow Belinda
Chickalileo
Cocky Robin
Fair Rosa
Farmer in the Dell, The
Four White Horses
Little Johnny Brown
London Bridge
Mamalama
Maria’s Gone
My Aunt Came Back
Old Joe Clark
One, Two, Three Alairy
Peter Rabbit
Poor Little Kitty Cat
Pretty Little Miss
Rocky Mountain
Rosy Apple, Lemon and a Pear
Samba Lele
Shady Grove
Skim, Skim, Skim
Skip to my Lou
Telephone Song, The
Walking on the Green Grass

LULLABYS
Hush Little Baby
Hushabye, Don’t You Cry
Rockin’ By the Baby
Shoheen Sho

OCEAN BLUE
Drunken Sailor
Haul on the Bowlin’
Hurrah for the Cook
I’ve Been to Harlem
John Kanaka
Lukey’s Boat
Mary Ann
Mary Golden Tree, The
Pay me my Money Down
Santy Anno
Spanish Ladies

COWBOYS
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Doney Gal
I Ride an Old Paint
My Horses Ain’t Hungry
Old Chisholm Trail, The
Railroad Corral, The
Streets of Laredo, The

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